Microbiologics Flu Season

flu season

Cold and Flu season is a busy time of year in the laboratory, especially with the addition of SARS-CoV-2 in recent years. QC testing your diagnostic instruments and assays should not add to the stress. Microbiologics makes it simple, with accurate, test-ready third party controls for a variety of respiratory pathogens to help you ensure consistent, reliable results.

Item CodeQC Respiratory Panel
8246Flu/RSV/SARS-CoV-2 Control Panel (Inactivated Swab)
8199Cepheid Xpert® Respiratory Control Panel
8190Enterovirus (EV) Control Panel (Inactivated Swab)
8219Group A Streptococcus (GAS) Control Panel
8247Respiratory Control Panel (22 Targets)
8206Rifampicin-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Positive Control Panel (Inactivated Pellet)
8238Rifampicin-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Negative Control (Inactivated Pellet)

Why use independent/third party controls?

Independent or third party quality control materials have not been designed or optimised for use with any instrument, kit or method. This complete independence enables the quality control material to closely mirror the performance of patient samples, and in doing so, provides an unbiased, independent assessment of analytical performance across multiple platforms.

ISO 15189:2012 states “the use of third party control materials should be considered, either instead of, or in addition to, any control materials supplied by the reagent or instrument manufacturer.”

Third party controls have grown in popularity with their benefits being widely accepted and recommended by regulatory bodies in the field of quality control. More and more labs are using them as part of their daily QC routine due the increased confidence it instils in your results.

Microbiologics provide options suiting laboratory’s needs: assayed/unassayed, single target/ multi-analyte controls, and pellet/swab format. If you would like more information on Microbiologics’ extensive range of third party controls you can get in touch with a product specialist below.

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